A Mechanicsburg High School student appeared on the daily morning news program “Fox & Friends” today to discuss his newly-found Internet fame.
Isaac Bryant, 17, stunned the crowd at a D-III District Wrestling Championship last week when he performed the National Anthem.
The video of the Mechanicsburg High School junior had garnered more than 350,000 views online as of Wednesday afternoon.
“I sing a lot and I guess that’s kind of part of me - that’s what I do,” Bryant told “Fox & Friends”. “I’m a little bit of a performer if you haven’t noticed.”
Bryant was informed by a teammate just minutes before his performance that no one was available to perform the National Anthem. Upon hearing the news, Bryant gladly volunteered.
Bryant said his classmates have been shocked since the video of his performance went viral. “It’s been a whirlwind,” he said.
His mother, April Bryant, said that she is proud of her son.
“It brought tears to our eyes,” she said.
“Nothing he does surprises me because he’s pretty good at everything he does,” said Bryant’s father Barry.
Toward the end of the broadcast, Bryant read a letter received by the high school from a U.S. Air Force veteran commending his patriotism, which he called “truly inspirational.”
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“I’m not ashamed to say that his rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at the District Wrestling Meet at Hobart Arena in Troy brought tears to my eyes,” Bryant read. “Please communicate to Isaac how much this patriotism means to people who have served this great county.”
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